Trends

Data suggests shift from ‘one time gifts’ to focus on image and beauty for Mother’s Day 2024

18th March 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

New data from the leading eCommerce provider Visualsoft indicates a shift in gifting behaviours for Mother’s Day. Average domain revenue across gifts, gadgets and gaming decreased 8.7 percent in [...]

Love is not all around for retailers: 24 million will skip Valentine’s gifting

13th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

54 percent of UK adults aren’t going to buy gifts this Valentine’s Day Under 35s are more than twice as likely to buy cards, gifts and experiences [...]

Consumer card spending grew just 3.1 percent in January as Brits opted for nights in and home-cooked meals

6th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Supermarkets saw higher growth than in December, as consumers returned to their regular routines post-Christmas Demand for digital content and takeaways remained strong as consumers saved money [...]

Superdrug reports strong Christmas trading over December

16th January 2024|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Total sales up 9.2 percent and Like-for-like (LFL) sales up 7.1 percent in the four weeks ending 30th December 2023 Double-digit sales growth of 10 percent across Own [...]

While Boxing Day delivered a +39.2 percent week-on-week boost to store footfall, shopper traffic dipped marginally year-on-year

2nd January 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Total retail saw +39.2 percent improvement on Boxing Day (26th December 2023) footfall as bargain-hungry shoppers headed in-store  Cost-of-living pressures increase consumer appetite for discounting days, such [...]

SLR deliver record sales at Springfields Outlet & Leisure with four consecutive weeks setting new records, and overall up 11 percent on 2022

21st December 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Record sales results at the outlet as Springfields continues to be a hugely popular destination in the heart of England Week 50 saw record sales up £83.8K [...]

Festive footfall continues to build as weekend shopper traffic rises +5 percent week-on-week, according to Sensormatic Solutions

19th December 2023|Christmas, Latest News, Trends|

Total retail saw a 5 percent week-on-week improvement in footfall this weekend (16th and 17th Dec 2023) as shopper numbers continue to build ahead of Christmas Christmas [...]

20.1 million consumers to shop today – the busiest day in the lead up to Christmas

18th December 2023|Christmas, Latest News, Trends|

20.1 million people to shop today, a rise of 17.5 percent YoY Consumers to spend £1.13bn in-store and online, down 9.6 percent YoY 12.4 million consumers to [...]

London Designer Outlet records best ever Black Friday as savvy shoppers continue to seek best deals

13th December 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

LDO records its highest sales for Black Friday week in 10-year history, exceeding the previous record by 8.6 percent   November sales were the best November on record [...]

Appetite for plastic free Advent Calendars grows among Brits

8th December 2023|Christmas, Latest News, Sustainability, Trends|

Between 2019 and 2022, the production of plastic free advent calendars jumped by over 200 percent as consumer appetite for alternative advent calendars continues to grow DS [...]

Shoppers want to hear Christmas music in early December, with 1980s classics the popular choice

6th December 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Consumers officially wish to hear Christmas music in early December (36 percent) despite noticing stores play it from the start of November (42 percent) according to new data [...]

Black Friday weekend delivers a +14.96 percent revenue boost for online retailers, Wunderkind’s data shows

1st December 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Black Friday weekend saw online retail revenues boosted by almost +15 percent year-on-year as shoppers headed online to bag bargains, with eCommerce revenues on Black Friday itself [...]

Nearly half of online shoppers are choosing preloved gifts this festive season

30th November 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Pre-loved Christmas presents continue to surge in popularity with almost half (44 percent) of online shoppers turning to marketplaces for gifts this festive season, according to a [...]

Biggest Black Friday week ever with sales up 7.3 percent compared with 2022

27th November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Mollie data reveals record Black Friday week online spending with European consumers checking out larger basket sizes Mollie, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Europe, [...]

Sensormatic Solutions releases Black Friday results from shopper insights traffic analytics

27th November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

In-store traffic on Friday 24th November 2023 was -3.1 percent from last year, according to the brand’s data Shoppers shift Black Friday spend to earlier discounting days and [...]

Over a quarter of younger shoppers capitalising on Black Friday for Christmas gifts, finds eBay Ads

23rd November 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

The latest research  from eBay Ads reveals that as consumers look for value for money this Christmas, certain cohorts are laser focused on using peak season sales to [...]

EE creates shoppers’ sanctuary for Black Friday deal seekers

23rd November 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

New research from EE reveals two fifths (40 percent) of shoppers admit the in-store shopping experience can feel stressful during Black Friday, with missing a bargain almost as [...]

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